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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Hernan Cortes find the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan?
2. For 15 years after his homecoming in 1907, how many square miles of the Amazon did Fawcett discover?
3. In Chapter 11, between what two rivers did Fawcett believe he would find relics of an ancient civilization?
4. When was Fawcett awarded he Distinguished Service Order medal?
5. When did Gonzalo Pizarro launch the first expedition in search of El Dorado?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Fawcett describe home in Chapter 12?
2. In Chapter 14, how did a Spanish friar describe what happened to a companion who was struck by a poison arrow?
3. How did George Lynch help Fawcett raise money for an expedition?
4. How did Lynch escape from captivity when he was captured on his expedition to find what happened to Fawcett?
5. Why did Fawcett not want to take Colonel T. E. Lawrence on an expedition?
6. Why did the rubber boom collapse in South America?
7. Why was Fawcett not able to launch an expedition in September 1914?
8. In Chapter 12, how did Nina prepare herself to be able to go on an expedition with her husband?
9. What did the manuscript look like that Grann viewed at the National Library in Chapter 16?
10. In Chapter 17, how did an encounter with the Yanomami unfold when Dr. Rice and his party encountered them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Fawcett’s wife Nina subjugated her desires and goals to support her husband. How did Nina subjugate her desires and goals to support her husband, and how did misogyny and discrimination cause Nina to have to give up her own dreams and plans?
Essay Topic 2
Heckenberger believed that anthropologists needed to look beyond the small tribes in the Amazon. Why did Heckenberger believe that anthropologists needed to look beyond the small tribes, and what did he think they would discover?
Essay Topic 3
Many mysteries are presented in the book, but none are resolved. How do the unresolved mysteries affect Nina, various explorers, and even the author?
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